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Amazon has no plans to release a free smartphone

After a hot rumor blazed about a free Kindle phone being released in 2013, Amazon moved quickly to douse the flames/

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Clockwise Podcast 8: Amazon, Nokia, iPhone, and AT&T

Tech products get colorful, AT&T gets cozy with the feds, Microsoft pulls Nokia into its watery embrace, and Amazon introduces MatchBook. With guests Jonathan Seff and Mark Sullivan.

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Amazon unveils new Kindle Paperwhite with fall ship dates

Promises "a new display technology" that will offer higher contrast and better reflectivity.

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Amazon's Kindle MatchBook turns past print purchases into low-cost ebooks

It's yet another step in Amazon's merging of the physical and digital worlds—and another ploy for platform lock-in.

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Ka-ching! Amazon explains benefits from ebook price-fixing settlement

The settlement over ebook price-fixing could mean that you might be eligible to receive a payout for certain ebooks you've purchased.

7 TV shows to binge-watch over the long weekend

Nothing better to do during the long holiday weekend? Try binge-watching some great streaming TV.

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Amazon Web Services improves GovCloud management

GovCloud is an isolated section of Amazon’s hosted environment designed to allow U.S. government agencies and customers to move sensitive workloads into the cloud.

Amazon Teams with Android Developers to Bring One-Click Shopping to Consumers

The line between e-commerce and entertainment is blurring again: Amazon today is launching a system that lets developers sell physical products through third-party Android apps. To put it another way, consumers will be able to buy stuff from Amazon from within an app on their Android phone without taking the trouble to visit Amazon’s storefront.

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Amazon's cloud service problems wobble Airbnb, Vine

Amazon Web Services resolved service problems on Sunday that caused issues for several websites, including Airbnb's booking site and Twitter's Vine video application, which rely on its computing platform.

How Amazon (and you) might use its private Wi-Fi network

Amazon has reportedly been testing a Wi-Fi network that's based on new spectrum, from satellite network vendor Globalstar. The result: a much improved Wi-Fi experience.